Book Reading & Signing
Spirit Riding Free: The Adventure Begins by Suzanne Selfors is the story of a girl and a wild horse, equally out of place in a strange, new world, but equally fierce and brave. With each other to lean on, will these two free spirits be able to find a home together?
“Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson is thrillingly ambitious and imaginative. Like a lovechild of Gravity and The Martian, it's a rousing space opera for any age, meticulously researched and relentlessly paced, that balances action, science, humor, and most importantly, two compelling main characters in Liam and Phoebe. A fantastic start to an epic new series.” —Soman Chainani, New York Times bestselling author of the School for Good and Evil series
Outside in by by Jennifer Bradbury is based on the true story of one of India’s most beloved artists and modern day folk heroes, Nek Chand was a real man—a man displaced from his home in the midst of war and conflict; a man who missed his home so terribly he illegally reconstructed his entire village in miniature out of found objects and rock, recreating mosaic statues and sculptures spanning acres of jungle. Though Ram is a fictionalized character, Nek’s artwork is real. Intertwined with mythology and the sociopolitics of India, this is an exquisitely wrought, unexpected, and singular tale about the connection of community and how art can help make us human.
Reserve yourself two seats by
Buying one or all of the following books:
-Spirit Riding Free: The Adventure Begins-
-Last Day on Mars -
Suzanne Selfors is a national best-selling author of the Ever After High School Stories series, the Imaginary Veterinary series, the Smells Like Dog series and many other books. She's earned five Junior Library Guild Awards and a WA State Book Award. She's been a Kid's Indie Pick, a Scholastic Book Fair bestseller, and been included in Bank Street's 100th Edition of Best Children's Books, Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Children's Books, and Amazon's Best Children's Books. She lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest where rain falls like music and where horses are beloved.
Kevin Emerson once competed in a beauty pageant and lost (probably because he was wearing a suit of armor). He is the author of twelve novels for teen and middle grade readers, including the Atlanteans series, the Exile series, and The Fellowship for Alien Detection. He is also a guitarist and drummer in two bands: Northern Allies and the Board of Education. Emerson once appeared in a Swedish television commercial, knows that bow ties are cool, and also knows that Pinkie Pie is the best MLP. He lives with his wife and two young children in Seattle, where the damp, gloomy nights inspired Oliver's story.
Jennifer Bradbury is the author of "A Moment Comes", "Wrapped", and her debut novel, "Shift"." Shift"--which "Kirkus Reviews" gave a starred review, calling it "fresh, absorbing, compelling"--was picked as an ALA and a "School Library Journal "Best Book for Young Adults and is also on numerous state reading lists. A former English teacher and one-day "Jeopardy!" champ, she lives with her family in Burlington, Washington.